SIGDIAL 2011: Program

Friday June 17, 2011
   9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
   9:15 - 10:25 Invited Talk: Strategic Conversation
                     Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh
   10:25 - 10:45 Coffee Break
   10:45 - 12:00 Oral Presentation Session 1
                       Chair: David Schlangen
   Spoken Dialog Challenge 2010: Comparison of Live and Control Test Results
Alan W Black1,  Susanne Burger1,  Alistair Conkie2,  Helen Hastie3,  Simon Keizer4,  Oliver Lemon3,  Nicolas Merigaud3,  Gabriel Parent1,  Gabriel Schubiner1,  Blaise Thomson4,  Jason D. Williams2,  Kai Yu4,  Steve Young4,  Maxine Eskenazi1
1CMU, 2AT&T Labs -- Research, 3Heriot Watt University, 4Cambridge University
   What System Differences Matter? Using L1/L2 Regularization to Compare Dialogue Systems
José González-Brenes and Jack Mostow
Carnegie Mellon University
   A Two-Stage Domain Selection Framework for Extensible Multi-Domain Spoken Dialogue Systems
Mikio Nakano1,  Shun Sato2,  Kazunori Komatani3,  Kyoko Matsuyama4,  Kotaro Funakoshi1,  Hiroshi G. Okuno4
1Honda Research Institute Japan Co., Ltd., 2Tokyo Denki University, 3Nagoya University, 4Kyoto University
   12:00 - 12:30 Poster and Demo Madness
                       Chair: Dan Bohus
   12:30 - 14:30 Lunch
   14:30 - 16:00 Poster and Demo Session
   16:00 - 16:25 Coffee Break
   16:25 - 18:05 Oral Presentation Session 2
                       Chair: Jason Williams
   A Comparison of Latent Variable Models For Conversation Analysis
Sourish Chaudhuri and Bhiksha Raj
   Toward Learning and Evaluation of Dialogue Policies with Text Examples
David DeVault,  Anton Leuski,  Kenji Sagae
University of Southern California
   The Impact of Task-Oriented Feature Sets on HMMs for Dialogue Modeling
Kristy Boyer,  Eun Young Ha,  Robert Phillips,  James Lester
North Carolina State University
   Spoken Dialogue System based on Information Extraction using Similarity of Predicate Argument Structures
Koichiro Yoshino,  Shinsuke Mori,  Tatsuya Kawahara
School of Informatics, Kyoto University
   18:30 - 21:30 Conference Reception and Dinner: Honda Research Institutes
                        Sponsored by Honda Research Institute
Saturday June 18, 2011
   9:00 - 9:15 Announcements
   9:15 - 10:25 Invited Talk: Common ground and perspective-taking in real-time
language processing
                        Michael K. Tanenhaus, University of Rochester
   10:25 - 10:50 Coffee Break
   10:50 - 12:30 Theme Session: Situated Dialogue
                       Chair: Barbara DiEugenio
   Giving instructions in virtual environments by corpus based selection
Luciana Benotti1 and Alexandre Denis2
1National University of Cordoba, Argentina, 2CNRS/LORIA, France
   Optimising Natural Language Generation Decision Making For Situated Dialogue
Nina Dethlefs1,  Heriberto Cuayáhuitl2,  Jette Viethen3
1University of Bremen, 2German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, 3Macquarie University
   Regulating Dialogue with Gestures—Towards an Empirically Grounded Simulation with Conversational Agents
Kirsten Bergmann,  Hannes Rieser,  Stefan Kopp
Bielefeld University
   Multiparty Turn Taking in Situated Dialog: Study, Lessons, and Directions
Dan Bohus and Eric Horvitz
Microsoft Research
   12:30 - 14:00 Business meeting & sponsor presentations
(boxed lunch provided)
   14:00 - 14:15 Break
   14:15 - 15:55 Oral Presentation Session 4
                       Chair: Mikio Nakano
   Stability and Accuracy in Incremental Speech Recognition
Ethan Selfridge1,  Iker Arizmendi2,  Peter Heeman1,  Jason Williams2
1Oregon Health & Science University, 2AT&T Labs
   Predicting the Micro-Timing of User Input for an Incremental Spoken Dialogue System that Completes a User's Ongoing Turn
Timo Baumann1 and David Schlangen2
1University of Potsdam, 2University of Bielefeld
   An Empirical Evaluation of a Statistical Dialog System in Public Use
Jason Williams
AT&T Labs - Research
   “The day after the day after tomorrow?” A machine learning approach to adaptive temporal expression generation: training and evaluation with real users
Srinivasan Janarthanam1,  Helen Hastie2,  Oliver Lemon2,  Xingkun Liu2
1University of Edinburgh, 2Heriot-Watt University
   15:55 - 16:20 Coffee Break
   16:20 - 17:35 Oral Presentation Session 5
                       Chair: Diane Litman
   Detecting Levels of Interest from Spoken Dialog with Multistream Prediction Feedback and Similarity Based Hierarchical Fusion Learning
William Yang Wang and Julia Hirschberg
Columbia University
   Exploring User Satisfaction in a Tutorial Dialogue System
Myroslava O. Dzikovska1,  Johanna D. Moore1,  Natalie Steinhauser2,  Gwendolyn Campbell2
1University of Edinburgh, 2Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, USA
   Modeling and Predicting Quality in Spoken Human-Computer Interaction
Alexander Schmitt,  Benjamin Schatz,  Wolfgang Minker
Ulm University
   17:35 - 17:50 Best Paper Awards and Closing
Poster Session (Friday, June 17)
   Topics as Contextual Indicators for Word Choice in SMS Conversations
Ute Winter1,  Roni Ben-Aharon2,  Daniel Chernobrov2,  Ron Hecht1
1GM Advanced Technical Center - Israel, 2
   Multilingual Annotation and Disambiguation of Discourse Connectives for Machine Translation
Thomas Meyer1,  Andrei Popescu-Belis1,  Sandrine Zufferey2,  Bruno Cartoni2
1Idiap Research Institute, Martigny, Switzerland, 2Department of Linguistics, University of Geneva, Switzerland
   Commitments to Preferences in Dialogue
Anaïs Cadilhac1,  Nicholas Asher2,  Farah Benamara1,  Alex Lascarides3
1IRIT, Université de Toulouse, 2IRIT, CNRS, Toulouse, 3School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
   Using Performance Trajectories to Analyze the Immediate Impact of User State Misclassification in an Adaptive Spoken Dialogue System
Kate Forbes-Riley and Diane Litman
University of Pittsburgh
   Comparing Triggering Policies for Social Behaviors
Rohit Kumar and Carolyn Rosé
Carnegie Mellon University
   Facilitating Mental Modeling in Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction through Adverbial Cues
Gordon Briggs and Matthias Scheutz
Tufts University
   Embedded Wizardry
Rebecca J. Passonneau1,  Susan L. Epstein2,  Tiziana Ligorio2,  Joshua Gordon1
1Columbia University, 2City University of New York
   Toward Construction of Spoken Dialogue System that Evokes Users’ Spontaneous Backchannels
Teruhisa Misu,  Etsuo Mizukami,  Yoshinori Shiga,  Shinichi Kawamoto,  Hisashi Kawai,  Satoshi Nakamura
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
   Learning to Balance Grounding Rationales for Dialogue Systems
Joshua Gordon1,  Rebecca J. Passonneau1,  Susan L. Epstein2
1Columbia University, 2Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
   An Annotation Scheme for Cross-Cultural Argumentation and Persuasion Dialogues
Kallirroi Georgila1,  Ron Artstein1,  Angela Nazarian1,  Michael Rushforth1,  David Traum1,  Katia Sycara2
1Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, 2Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
   An Approach to the Automated Evaluation of Pipeline Architectures in Natural Language Dialogue Systems
Eliza Margaretha1 and David DeVault2
1Saarland University, 2USC Institute for Creative Technologies
   Perception of Personality and Naturalness through Dialogues by Native Speakers of American English and Arabic
Maxim Makatchev and Reid Simmons
Carnegie Mellon University
   Multi-Policy Dialogue Management
Pierre Lison
University of Oslo, Department of Informatics
   A Robotic World Model Framework Designed to Facilitate Human-robot Communication
Meghann Lomas,  Ernest Cross,  Jonathan Darvill,  Robert Garrett,  Michael Kopack,  Kenneth Whitebread
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
   Improving Pronominal and Deictic Co-Reference Resolution with Multi-Modal Features
Lin Chen,  Anruo Wang,  Barbara Di Eugenio
University of Illinois at Chicago
   Examining the Impacts of Dialogue Content and System Automation on Affect Models in a Spoken Tutorial Dialogue System
Joanna Drummond and Diane Litman
University of Pittsburgh
   Error Return Plots
Ron Artstein
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
   PARADISE-style Evaluation of a Human-Human Library Corpus
Rebecca J. Passonneau,  Irene Alvarado,  Phil Crone,  Simon Jerome
Columbia University
Demo Session (Friday, June 17)
   An Incremental Architecture for the Semantic Annotation of Dialogue Corpora with High-Level Structures. A case of study for the MEDIA corpus.
Lina Maria Rojas-Barahona and Matthieu Quignard
   The CODA System for Monologue-to-Dialogue Generation
Svetlana Stoyanchev and Paul Piwek
The Open University
   Beetle II: an adaptable tutorial dialogue system
Myroslava Dzikovska1,  Amy Isard1,  Peter Bell1,  Johanna Moore1,  Natalie Steinhauser2,  Gwendolyn Campbell2
1University of Edinburgh, 2Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL, USA
   Engagement-based Multi-party Dialog with a Humanoid Robot
David Klotz1,  Johannes Wienke1,  Julia Peltason1,  Britta Wrede1,  Sebastian Wrede1,  Vasil Khalidov2,  Jean-Marc Odobez2
1Bielefeld University, 2IDIAP Research Institute
   POMY: A Conversational Virtual Environment for Language Learning in POSTECH
Hyungjong Noh,  Kyusong Lee,  Sungjin Lee,  Gary Geunbae Lee
   Rapid Development of Advanced Question-Answering Characters by Non-experts
Sudeep Gandhe,  Alysa Taylor,  Jillian Gerten,  David Traum
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
   A Just-in-Time Document Retrieval System for Dialogues or Monologues
Andrei Popescu-Belis,  Majid Yazdani,  Alexandre Nanchen,  Philip N. Garner
Idiap Research Institute